Automated Deployment Information

Mark Wallace rmarkwallace at
Mon Jan 20 16:14:37 UTC 2014

I think that the alternative install is really for systems that the 
regular install won't work on.  If you have very low memory the regular 
install will fill the memory stick or run very slowly. Then you would 
use the alternative install because it would be faster.

If it's that slow, you might not be working with enough system to do 
what you want to do.  Someone who isn't computer savvy might not get 
much benefit out of a very slow system.

If you haven't done a lot of windows installs, sometimes the system will 
stop running inexplicably while you are loading the install media.  That 
might be because the memory stick fills up without fully loading the 
info that it needs to run.  Shut the system completely down for about 
thirty seconds and try again. I have also found that wireless USB mouses 
sometimes interfere with a Linux install.  Disconnect the USB connection 
and use the touchpad if you can.  Otherwise, use a regular USB mouse.

I mention these because you don't get any sort of explanation when this 
happens, it just stops loading or installing.  These things could well 
happen with older, limited hardware.

If you run out of recipients, I can have users for all of the systems 
that you can put together in the Philippines.   Contact me off list for 

On 01/20/2014 10:23 AM, Jeremy T. Cherny wrote:
> Hello.  I'm starting a project to redistribute older PCs to folks in 
> need.  Lubuntu seems to work well for this.  I see it mentioned that 
> the alternative install version of Lubuntu is good for automated 
> deployments but I don't see any specific mention of how-to documentation.
> Would I use the same procedures outlined for Ubuntu or is there 
> something else I should be reviewing? Thanks for the help!
> -Jeremy

Robert Mark Wallace
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